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Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Hoegaarden, Belgium

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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden colour with a sweet but strong and complex aroma. Formerly Leffe Tripel 8.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from the Duke of York. Golden and opaque with dissipating white head that left a nice lace. Yeasty, citrus nose. Full flavoured Slightly bitter with spicy pumpkin and orange notes. Long dry finish. Gassy, but clean. No aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle, pours a carbonated and hazy amber with an impressively large white fluffy head. Strong sweet malt and yeast aroma with some vinuous notes and a spicy bite to it. Drinks reasonable easy for its 8.4%, smooth at first, but a little syrupy in the finish. Not too sour, the fruit esters combine quite well with the malty flavour. Overall, better than the more common Leffes, but still falls short of its contempory abbey ales.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2007
This beer definately lives up to the commercial description. It is a golden color with a tantalizing aroma, however that is where the compliments end. The flavor was mild and did contain hints of the unique Leffe flavoring, but the finish was watery and unremarkable. Don’t let this beer discourage you from trying the other Leffe beer. This brand has other offerings that are dynamite, just not this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. 8.5%. Hazy brownish colour. Good sweet aroma of yeast and malt. Wheat and yeast aroma, lovely fruity and bit sour, nice bitter finish. Very good tasty tripel! Named after the old Abbaye de Leffe.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2007
Pretty good - a cloudy amber colour with a sweet citrusy flavour. Does tastes its strength, but a bit on the thin side. Not the best, but not the worst Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5821) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle: poured a slightly cloudy amber-brown clour with an enormous merangue like head, thick enough to hold itself in peaks; the aroma is yeasty, and the taste starts with a floury dryness which develops into a fruity sweetness, with estery flavours of banana and pineapple; leavesa warming bitter aftertaste. Somewhat light when compared to other triples, but rather pleasant in its own way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
As soon as the beer is poured and the quickly fading head has formed, the aroma of peach and banana starts. As the beer is sipped an yeasty flavour fills the mouth, but it soon subsides into the taste of sour apples, hop-bitterness and ends with a nice and easy malt flavour combined with the fruity esters, that keeps lingering. Its a descent tripel but I prefer it more heavy and pronounced... By the way: when my wife was to deliver our son, the midwife told her to drink this beer when the contractions started... Not political correct, but quite tasty!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3705) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Bottled, best before date: 11/08/07. I thought it was a sub-par tripel. It looked good and smelled good, but I thought the flavour was slightly metallic with an "alcohol" finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy head. Hefty amount of yeast at the bottom of bottle. The aroma is right on, but taste and palate leaves me wanting more.. to thin. Gets better as it warms though, but not good enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (562) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle, 330ml, 8.5% ABV. A cloudy pale orange colour with a fair bit of yeast in the bottom of the bottle and a small head. Aroma is citric with orange particularly standing out, with yeast and a little hoppiness. Taste is yeasty with a touch of grapefruit, quite noticeable alcohol, the occasional touch of cardboard and caramel. A sweet citric, fruity finish with spices (maybe cinnamon and/or clove). As it warms up, banana flavour and aroma becomes evident. High carbonation. Interesting, but not the best Tripel I’ve had.


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